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Body Lift Question

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by big pappa b, Apr 27, 2004.

  1. big pappa b

    big pappa b 3/4 ton status

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    So I have a 2" body lift I need to install..or remove my power brake booster every time I need to remove my drivers side valve cover /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
    I know I will have the issue of the gas tank fill tube to lengthen and cutting the bottom of my fan shroud to clear the fan. Has anyone done a 2" lift and what problems did you have?? I believe all my hoses and wiring is long enough to accomodate a 2" lift.

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    I put a 2" body lift on my burb and the only thing i did with mine is lengthen the auto tranny linkage, and cut and lengthen my fan shroud. I didn't have to replace my filler tube and the rubber hose was ok.
     
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    The only problem that I had was one of my bolts would not come out. I had to cut the head of it off and hit it thourgh the other way. I have a diesel and I had no problem with wires, brake lines, filler neck, or trans. lines.
     
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    dont forget steering, i put in a 3" in mine and a ORD 1" in SF87K5s and both required the tranny linkage be adjusted and on mine i had to melt the nylon "bolts" in the steering colum to stecth it out, if you do that you need to replace them with something thats strong enough to collapse if your body hits the steering wheel hard but will keep it from seperating while flexing /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    My fan shroud is 2 pieces, connected with staples in the center where the seam is. I took the staples out and used bolts and pipe to make 3 inch spacers (3 inch body lift) rather than cutting off the bottom of the shroud.
     
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    Your still gonna have to trim the lower part of the shroud. The shroud fits in the lower part of the rad support, which goes up with the body. You need to trim it so it will go past it. I have also done a couple 1,2, and 3" body lifts. beside the linkage adjustments and steering shaft issues(3 inch only) the rest was no prob.
     
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    So what should be required to fix after a 1" body lift?
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Your still gonna have to trim the lower part of the shroud. The shroud fits in the lower part of the rad support, which goes up with the body.

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    I think that part has to do with different year of rig. Cause on my 75, the lower part of the fan shroud fits into clips on the EDGE of the lower core support. I didn't have to trim the lower portion of my fan shroud at all. I just removed those clips so the shroud would pas by the core support and made new mounts for the side of the shroud at the core support.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    So what should be required to fix after a 1" body lift?

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    Second that question /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    With a 1" body lift, about the only thing to fix is the fan shroud.
     
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    Sweet, I am looking at the ORD set. How much work is involved? ie. A full days work w/ 2 guys working?
     
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    fan shroud, That was all I had to fix with a 1"
     
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    I installed my 2" in half a day by myself.
     
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    Are the instructions good enough for a first timer to do the job?
     
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    Yeppers, when I did mine, I had never done one before, so it was somewhat painless. Only real problem you will have is if you run into any rusty/stuck bolts.
     
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    did you guys leave the bumpers and make fill plates, leave it gapped or raise the bumpers?? im having trouble making up my mind ....
     
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    When doing a body lift, it's a great time to make a custom bumper, because you can tie into the body mount bolts with the bumper, replacing part or all of the lift block with the bumper
     
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    non of the above, i did custom bumpers /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  19. jjlaughner

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    I done a 1" body lift
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    So I done a 1" fan spacer
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    I'm getting ready to do a 1.5" body lift on the project truck so it will get the same treatment.
    I also had to adjust the tcase shifter but not the tranny shifter.
     

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